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of "starting point" begins right now. >>> he can hardly speak but terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is talking or at least communicating, big new developments this morning in the boston marathon bombing investigation. cnn's jake tapper has learned that tsarnaev is communicating with investigators, and claims that he and his brother pulled off last week's bombing of the marathon and also that their motivation seems to be that of jihadists. cnn's chief washington correspondent and anchor of "the lead" jake tapper is with us this morning. and jake, what are your sources telling you about these communications. >> u.s. government source tells me that in these preliminary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev, and he underlines they're preliminary, all the information that dzhokhar is giving needs to be checked out, that investigators are not taking his word for it, but what he is saying is that first of all, there were no foreign groups involved in the attacks. second, he's saying that there is an online component to how these brothers were radicalized. they watched videos online. they got information
the deadarathon bombings as the fbi gets its first chance to question suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. here's the latest. tsarnaev is awake responding to investigators but he's unable to speak. police suspect tsarnaev and his older brother were likely planning other attacks. city officials plan to reopen the area around boylston street where the bombs detonated after it's released by the fbi and environmental and safety checks are completed. that's where susan mcginnis is this morning. susan. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. this is boylston street, part of that six-block region that's going to be reopened. that memorial will be relocated to copley square park. meanwhile nearby at beth israel hospital in a major development, the surviving suspect is communicating with the authorities. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is reportedly awake and responding to investigators' questions. sources tus writing out his answers because of a gu throat that's left him unable to speak. a special interrogation team from the fbi will handle tsarnaev's questioning. >> how did they plan this, what was their motive, did
judge. he read dzhokhar tsarnaev his rights, informed him he's being charged with using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and she told him he could face death if convicted. according to a transcript of the proceedings, the judge concluded by saying: tsarnaev was represented in his hospital room by three public defenders. prosecutors today also revealed new details about the bombing and our bob orr is in washington to fill us in. bob? >> reporter: scott, law enforcement tells us that dzhokhar tsarnaev has indicate he and his brother acted alone use he attack. because he was shot in the neck, the interrogation has been challenging but our sources say he has been cooperating with written answers. today prosecutors needed to hargince a magistrate there was though evidence to charge tsarnaev so they filed a sworn affidavit revealing new details. 2:38 lastdaafrnoon, 11 minutes before t first kiplosion, the tsarnaev brothers were spotted walking each with a heapsack. as they turn tonight boylston street where the marathon was being held. three minutes later they stopped and stood
. >> and i'm julie haener. he was cornered in a boat in a backyard. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. his brother tamerlon was shot and killed earlier. >> reporter: their mission was take him down and they did. people recorded the gunfire from their windows. for a second night the search for the suspect focused on a 20 block area in massachusetts. this time authorities exchanged gunfire with suspect number two, dzhokhar tsarnaev. someone snapped this photo right after the take down. authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had been shot but was arrive. >> we're exhausted folks but we have our man. >> he walked outside, he saw blood on the boat of a backyard. he then opened the tarp and saw a man covered with blood. >> it's about accountability, i can't say how happy i am. how pleased i am that the second subject was taken alive. >>> tonight's arrest made a 24 hour man hunt to an end. it all started yesterday when the fbi released those photos of the suspects. then sean collier was killed in his cruiser. moments later the two stole a mercedes suv. suspect number one, the man in the black h
haener. he was cornered in a boat in a backyard. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. his brother tamerlon was shot and killed earlier. >> reporter: their mission was take him down and they did. people recorded the gunfire from their windows. for a second night the search for the suspect focused on a 20 block area in massachusetts. this time authorities exchanged gunfire with suspect number two, dzhokhar tsarnaev. someone snapped this photo right after the take down. authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had been shot but was arrive. >> we're exhausted folks but we have our man. >> he walked outside, he saw blood on the boat of a backyard. he then opened the tarp and saw a man covered with blood. >> it's about accountability, i can't say how happy i am. how pleased i am that the second subject was taken alive. >>> tonight's arrest made a 24 hour man hunt to an end. it all started yesterday when the fbi released those photos of the suspects. then sean collier was killed in his cruiser. moments later the two stole a mercedes suv. suspect number one, the man in the black hat was shot and k
and the homemade grenades and exchange with police how dzhokhar tsarnaev escapes? how does he get out of that standoff? i don't fully understand that yet. >> what they said at the news conference -- they said twice he escaped on foot. he abandoned a car they said in watertown and escaped on foot. it does seem to be, based on the news conference that his ties are to watertown. so this is an area that he is familiar with and very comfortable with and he would have the advantage on foot. >> bret: okay, catherine, thank you. house homeland security chairman republic mike mccaul of texas has access to the latest information. he is here with us this evening. first, mr. chairman, thanks for coming back. your thoughts after hearing this press briefing about this man hunt and what they are dealing with. >> i think they have relative confidence where he may be and that's why they are opening up the city. again, they can't clamp down this city for more than 24 hours. like you, i'm a little bit astounded that he he escaped the scene after the carjacking event. but i remain very hopeful and positi
. the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev speaks. >> and a chech kneeian connection and whether the anybody anybody could have stopped a man who already was on a path to terror. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a m
is expected to be formally charged. we know dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in serious condition but talking to investigators mostly in writing because he's got a bullet wound to the throat. and the boston police commissioner has said he believes there could have been more attacks. >> there were over 200 rounds fired at the scene. they were armed with sidearms and explosive devices. one that has been widely publicized was one of the pressure cooker devices similar to what we saw on boylston street. >> and beyond any immediate threat or the question of motive, there is another question that is key to this investigation. as evidence mounts that the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev took a radical turn, when exactly? what about that six-month trip to dagestan and chechnya. i want to bring in pete williams. good morning once again. i want to start with dzhokhar tsarnaev. do we know specifically beyond serious condition how he's doing and how much talking he's doing? >> well, very little talking because of his throat wound. serious but stable condition is the way they describe it. we have been tol
at the hospital. >> molly lion has more. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev is under heavy car at beth israel medical center. sources tell us he is also in stable condition. we are still waiting word on the charges he will face. but we are told the u.s. attorney's office could at any time level the charges. it is possible it could happen while he is still in a hospital bed. we are getting encouraging word on the condition of the officer who was shot during a gun battle with two suspects in water town. richard donahue 33 years old still in critical condition at mount auburn hospital in came blivenlg illy sedated and on a ventilator. he was able to wake up long enough to squeeze his wife's friends. he was also friends with sean collier the mit officer killed in the course before the manned hunt got underway on the streets. one of the victims will be laid to rest. a funeral is being held for 29-year-old kr-- krystle campbe. there will be a moment of silence held for the one week anniversary. much of the state will pause for that at 2:50 p.m. >> molly line live for us. thank you. >> so does dzhokhar tsarnaev ha
see dzhokhar tsarnaev just after the murder of an m.i.t. police officer. >> first the headline from the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, we acted alone. a u.s. government source quotes the surviving suspect saying the older brother was the master mind and they had no international ties to terror groups. he also says the men were motivated by radical islam and the jihadist goal of waging a holy war. they learned to make their bombs from readily available instructions on the internet. deborah has the latest from new york. >> wolf, we can tell you investigators are painting a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this tamerlan tsarnaev was living. his pull here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucasus. what we can tell you this morning is that the m.i.t. officer that was shot to death did not radio into dispatch to request a description of the suspect and he did not alert dispatch he was responding to the two men who apparently came up to him totally unaware. he was shot four to five times according to a source. it took at least nearly 13 minutes to actually f
afford an attorney, he replied no. among the charges, 19-year-old suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev faces one count of using a weapon of mass destruction. which carries a potential maximum sentence of death. we've learned despite the injury to his neck, he is cooperating with investigators, writing his answers to at least some of their questions. sources tell abc news, among the details he has provided is that he and his brother learned how to make bombs from the internet. >> it was his brother, the primary motivating force for him to become radicalized. why did they end up doing what they did on that day? >> reporter: much of the investigation is still focused on his deceased 26-year-old brother tamerlan. examining his life, his recent trip back to russia, as some question if the fbi did enough to monitor him after they questioned him two years ago. >> they investigated it thoroughly and did not find terrorist activity domestic or foreign. >> reporter: the street where two bombs killed three people and injured more than 200 others is handed over from the fbi to the city of boston for the ong
. >>> as soon as dzhokhar tsarnaev is medically available, he will be questioned by the federal government's elite high-value detainee interrogation group. so how do they get inside the mind of a terrorist? my next guest spent 30 years in counterterrorism and was the co-lead of the u.s.s. cole bombing investigation. joining me now in studio, robert mcfadden, former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence operations. let's go to what's happening inside that hospital room right now, this high-value detainee is being interviewed, if he can speak, which actually remains in question. what are the first things they need to find out. >> just going by my background and working some cases like this before, and with an acknowledgement that i'm going to have to come up with some different term that we remain in speculation territory. but in a case like this, first and foremost, is the medical question. he's got to be lucid, cleared by doctors, and then the interview will start. the very first thing, once a degree of rapport and accord is built with the young man will be any other plots. bec
, right now we know that dzhokhar tsarnaev can't speak very well. but from what he has indicated to the authorities, he says -- for what he has indicated, no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the bombing. the brothers were radicalized online. they say it's not from online communications, but rather from watching videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gathe
edition of "cnn newsroom." i'm jonathan mann. >> and i'm isha sesay. dzhokhar tsarnaev is talking to authorities. >> and it's been eight years since this video has become the first one ever uploaded to youtube. >> let's start with the latest developments. we're learning much more about the bombings last week. >> the information is coming from the sole surviving suspect in the explosion. from the hospital bed joe hadzh tsarnaev is communicating. >> he's saying his older brother, tamerlan, was the driving force. >> he said no international terror groups were involved. dzhokhar indicated that he and his brother acted alone. he knew of no more bombs were hidden. we also have more pictures and surveillance photos of him leaving a bank machine in watertown. they allegedly car jacked a driver. a few hours later a gun fight erupted and dzhokhar's older brother, tamerlan was killed. later dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured. let's go to erin mcpike at the boston hospital where dzhokhar is being treated. he's under restraint, handcuffed to his bed. i gather that hospital room was a busy place. w
from security cameras we saw brothers tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev allegedly on the way to place the bombs. and then the gripping 28-hour manhunt. there was an ambush that left a young police officer dead. and a gun battle that left a transit police officer badly wounded and ended the life of tamerlan tsarnaev. dzhokhar tsarnaev, his younger brother, was lost spotted in this infrared photo hiding inside a boat as the drag net closed in around him. his f.b.i. wanted poster now marked captured is the image that puts to a close the first chapter in the story of the boston marathon bombing. and so the next chapter opens with nothing but questions. questions posed by the president himself. >> why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks? and did they receive any help? the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. >> reporter: answers that the full force of u.s. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are racing to learn. was there foreign help or trainin
this morning. dzhokhar tsarnaev is in a boston hospital. he'll face federal terrorism charges, possibly also state murder charges here in massachusetts. meanwhile, at least 57 bombing victims are still in the hospital this morning. two of them in critical condition. investigators now also saying that evidence suggests the brothers acted alone. and we've learned more about the older brother who was killed in the friday morning shootout. the fbi says its agent interv w interviewed tamerlan tsarnaev but did not find any ties to terrorism. even so the contact was reportedly enough to deny him american citizenship. we have reporters here in the u.s. and abroad with the latest on the attack. our national correspondent susan candiotti is at the hospital where the suspect is recovering. chris is at u. mass where the suspect went to school and nick paton-walsh. before we get to susan, we want to show you incredible video from the night dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured. these are thermal images. you can see dzhokhar is the dark images there. those are amazing pictures. then you'll see what appears to b
>> we are getting word that the justice department is ready to file formal charges against dzhokhar tsarnaev, he's in beth israel hospital recovering from wounds and said to number serious condition. i am no lawyer and i don't know if that means with the justice department ready to file charges whether they would be treating him as an enemy combantant . was signal would by not reading the miranda rights when they captured him. it could mean that and could mean the opposite of that. in the meantime eric shaun has the latest from boston right now. >> hi, neil, they could be filing them under a civilian case under those chargeless. federal charge of at the same time state murder charges and that's what sources are telling fox newings, the reason he was not given the miranda rights is that under the law, under a approximate exemption that has to do with immediate threats to the police or public. there is a part of the law that said you don't have to give miranda rights to a suspect to immediately protect the police in a life or death situation. the idea is that when they got him in the
above the activity marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev will not be prosecuted as an enemy combatant, press secretary carney said that suspect will be tried in a civilian court because he is an american citizen, carney stressed that the investigation is still ongoing. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant we will prosecute this terrorist as a in u.s. justice. lou: authorities today file federal charges against tsarnaev after an initial appearance before a federal magistrate from his hospital bed, where he was read his miranda rights, the 19-year-old charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapons of mass destruction of resulting in death. and one count of malicious different stru-- ofproperty, tha maximum penalty of death, federal complain reveals that the tsarnaev brothers were residing in the nation legally, dzhokhar's older brother, tamerlan who was killed friday morning was a lawful permanent resident, one of the two told a carjacking victim thursday night they were the boston marathon bombers, a search of dzhokhar's umass dartmouth dorm room turned up a hat an
this morning in boston. suspect number two, dzhokhar tsarnaev is in custody at beth israel hospital at this hour after a very tense 24-hour manhunt and tense standoff and shootout with police last night. >>brian: the 19-year-old was found in a boat in the backyard of the home in a town in watertown not far from where his brother was killed in a shootout with police. he actually would run over his brother that day and maybe kill him. the homeowner noticed a strap cut on his boat. they found tsarnaev inside covered with blood. >> the man who dialed 911 rushed to the scene, tried to negotiate with him to give himself up, but tsarnaev wasn't going down without a fight. police were able to take him alive. >>alisyn: we have live team coverage of the dramatic new developments this morning. molly line is downtown. first we want to go to beth israel hospital with the latest on the suspect's condition. good morning, adam. >> good morning. as the sun comes up here and the rain comes down, behind me here is beth israel hospital. around this complex, a very large medical complex, you'll find pol
bomber had been captured. minute later an ambulance considerlying dzhokhar tsarnaev made its say and 24 hours after terror in this boston suburb. tsarnaev was captured alive but injured from a boat parked in a driveway. >> the citizens in the city of boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed. >> the break in the case came friday evening when a homeowner noticed blood on the boat's protective cover and called 911. law inforcement sources say they exchanged gunfire with the suspect. a neighbor caught the fire fight on video. >> ultimately, the hostage rescue team or the fbi made an entry into the boat and removed the suspect, who was still alive, in the boat. >> the standoff came almost 24 hours after believe to have killed a police officer at the massachusetts institute of technology. that led to a fierce fire fight in police in watertown that killed tamerlan and may have injured his brother. it has been a long day for the people here in watertown and in the greater boston area. the search for the tsarnaev brothers have closed schools and offices and shut dow
of pressure cooker and also hobby fuse and bbs. the fbi says agents searched dzhokhar tsarnaev's college dorm room and found bbs and what they call a large pyrotechnic. they also say they found a white hat and black jacket resembling what was worn by the man in the bombing suspect photos released by the fbi. a former federal prosecutor said it is a surprisingly solid start. >> they took a great unknown which was last monday and made it virtually a known just a week later. the entirety of the law enforcement that worked this case should be commended for their efforts. >> reporter: court documents contain new details about thursday night's car jacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver he had bullets in the gun and said, i'm serious. at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan
of police searching door to door, floor to floor for the 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he escaped after an overnight gun battle, which left his older brother dead. police in the suburb of watertown, massachusetts say they're recovering a significant amount of home made explosives at the scenes of last night's violence. and they also say there is no proof yet, repeat, no proof yet of accomplices. a u.s. official says the latest intelligence shows at least as of now no indications the suspects had any direct links to a major al qaeda group or any of its affiliates. let's get the very latest now on the manhunt and the investigation. our national correspondent susan candiotti is joining us. update our viewers here in the united states and around the world, susan, on what we know right now. >> reporter: well, certainly, wolf. the investigation and the search for what happened to the young man we've been calling suspect number two, the younger tsarnaev, has not ended by any stretch of the imagination. they've been working ever since the violence began last night, ever since the manhunt began.
, several republican senators today say they want dzhokhar tsarnaev tried as an enemy combat tant, not as a criminal defendant. >>> meanwhile, 53 people remain in boston hospitals today, three of them are in critical condition, including a 7-year-old girl. right now, we go to watertown, where the suspect, again, was captured last night. nbc's luke russert is standing by for us right now. luke, what's happening in watertown today? >> reporter: well, craig, it's really extraordinary. i will hold up a headline from the boston the globe, which says nightmare end, a fitting headline for all the residents of watertown. before i came into this hit with you, i went and walked through both of the crime scenes, the one where the secondment is was ultimately found in a boat and i went to where the big shootout was early friday morning and it's quite remarkable to see. this is very much a story of apple pie and chevrolet neighborhood, today, after all that horrific violence that happened in the community, all that fear that happened in the community, they were shutdown, families are out. you
is alive, dzhokhar tsarnaev, 19 years old, a resident of cambridge is being sought. his brother was killed last night in the interaction with police, tamerlan tsarnaev who was 26 years old. it all started last night in cambridge. there was a shootout with an officer at m.i.t. on the m.i.t. campus. that officer having been killed last night, found dead in his police cruiser. the suspects then reportedly carjacked an suv, and a chase ensued. at one point they did release the driver unharmed. they went into watertown which is just outside of cambridge, about 10, 15 minutes outside of cambridge and that's where there was a shootout with police. by 1:30 a.m., the first suspect tamerlan tsarnaev was dead and the second suspect was on the loose and being chased. this morning at about 5:00 a.m. police shut down the mbta. they have also now seen the shutdown of amtrak between boston and providence, a major shutdown. ed davis, commissioner of police, says this is a major man hunt. >> overall at this hour we've seen a lot of activity. they have surrounded the home in cambridge of the suspects where b
. police cornered 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev in a two-hour standoff. he was hiding in a boat in the backtown of a watertown home. he had been shot, he lost a lot of blood. this morning he is in a boston area hospital. at last check he was listed in serious condition. after his capture, massachusetts governor deval patrick and authorities praised police efforts and the community's cooperation. >> it was a very, very complicated case, a very challenging case, and there are still some questions remaining to be answered. but as the colonel said, because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and more to the point people, professionals, who brought their "a" game, we have a suspect in custody tonight. >> the community stood strong. it was a call from a resident in watertown. we asked you to remain vigilant, and you did. we got that call and we got the guy. and so we can't thank you enough. you've done everything and more than we've asked. extremely proud of law enforcement today and what we've accomplished. >> this
there in the back of the boat, that, police say, is 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. here it is from another angle. you can clearly see the suspect lying down in the back of the boat. look at this, the police send in a vook rigged with a robot arm to tear off the cover of the boat. tonight tsarnaev is being treated in the same hospital as many of the bombing victims themselves. we have team coverage from boston all the way to russia. we start with our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross. he's outside the hospital. brian? >> reporter: good evening. the headlines say the nightmare in boston is over. that's hardly the case for the investigation as the fbi now seeks the motive of the accused suspect and his dead brother. whether they were in league with others here or overseas. as police and federal agents closed in on the accused bomber last night, with a helicopter beaming back these remarkable thermal images of him hiding in a boat. >> we have movement in the boat. he just sat up. he is moving, and flailing about, quite a bit of movement. >> reporter: the orders went out to do everything
the bombings. here's what we know this morning, suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a boston hospital with gunshot wounds including one to his throat possibly from a suicide attempt. he has yet to be charged in connection with the attack or been notified of his miranda rights, however, this morning officials tell nbc news he's awake and using pen and paper to answer questions from investigators. all of this as the fbi says it has obtained surveillance footage showing tsarnaev putting down his backpack near the finish line just minutes before the explosion. massachusetts governor deval patrick says he's been briefed on the footage. >> the suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion, so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly. >> all right, so while we wait on that video, i want you to look at these new infrared images released showing the final intense moments of the manhunt. stun grenades just exploded as police moved in to
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
after police capture 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. is he in the hospital this morning. it shows the bloodied teen in a boat where he'd likely been hiding for hours. he was wounded friday morning in a shoot-out with police that killed his brother and he may have been hit in last night's shoot-out. tsarnaev refused to surrender until the last volley of gunfire. >> we have movement in the boat. he just sat up. he is moving, he's flailing about. >> the suspect now hospitalized at boston's beth israel deaconess. pam, what do you know about his condition right now? >> reporter: the last chats authorities are telling us he is still in serious condition. we don't know the extent of his injuries or where his injuries are. when he was brought here last night authorities said he was weakened from a substantial loss of blood. there are indications that he was wounded during a shoot-out with authorities early friday morning, and then possibly wounded again during another gunfight that happened at the boat, where he was discovered last night. but again, we know right now is he in serious cond
with investigators. former fbi insider john miller with what dzhokhar tsarnaev is telling them. plus we'll go to moscow where we look at ties to terror groups. >>> major budget cuts. if your airport hasn't been hit yet, it could be today. >>> more flooding in the midwest and we'll introduce you to the teacher of the year. >>> but we begin with today's "eye opener" with your world in 90 seconds. >> we have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene, that they were going to attack other individuals. >> authorities question the boston bombing suspect. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev is now communicating in writing with them. >> the battlefield is now in the united states so i believe he is an enemy combatant. >> the fbi did interview tamerlan tsarnaev. >> we need to up our game. >> a moment of silence will be observed today one week after the boston marathon bombing. >> we're not going to stop the marathon because we're stronger than the terrorists. >>> the latest flooding in the midwest has now taken at least three lives. >> the mississippi river
. in the tense final standoff, dzhokhar tsarnaev was hidden in a bo a boat parked in the watertown driveway of a resident covered by a tarp. a helicopter overhead was able to take what they call thermal images showing the movements inside that boat. joining us now is tom foreman, national security analyst, tom fuentes as well, assistant former director of the fbi. these thermal images, walk us through, tom, what was going on. >> we were just talking about this a moment ago, wolf, astonishing this is the boat here, so you have a sense what we are talking about, nearby house, fence on this side. tom, you were saying in this picture, you can't see much in terms of anybody inside the boat, this picture is still very valuable. why? >> it is going to help you position your tactical people, your observers, sniper observers, bomb techs and any other things. this is being shot in video. we are only seeing the still picture. so, this is getting collected through the -- excuse me, a forward-looking infrared image willing system of the helicopter that system is then being beamed down to a tactical comm
two dzhokhar tsarnaev is armed and extremely dangerous, may be wearing a suicide vest. >> indications are strong that the current outstanding party may be wearing a suicide vest. again, all units use extreme caution approaching any party that matches the description of the outstanding party. >> reporter: it began last night. with the robbery of a convenience store in cambridge at approximately 7:30. a surveillance camera inside the store, caught the image of the man eye dented mied five hours earlier of suspect number two in the marathon bombings. on the campus of m.i.t. a shoot-out that left an police officer dead. next, the two men carjacked a rcedes and then led the police on a wild, violent chase >> wha reports that have explosives at the scene. >> reporter: two men firing weapons and tossing explosives at the cars of pursuing police. the chase ended a with a gun fight in a residential neighborhood in watertown, where one resident took these pictures showing bullet holes. >> several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. in the exchange of the gunfi
interview more about tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. shannon is driving us from washington. what did the uncle have to say today? >> wolf, his name is ruslan tsarni. today the uncle is speaking a different tune. i started the interview asking what's your reaction to the capture of your younger nephew. take a listen. >> i'm relieved. i'm relieved that he's alive and now there's a chance to find out who was behind it. who is the mentor and how possibly he could get involved and do this harm to innocent people. second of all, i stress that there's a chance for dzhokhar to speak forgiveness. >> when the older brother was a young child, the uncle actually had him in his care for a while and i asked the uncle about how he interacted and kept up with the older son for over the years. the uncle said in 2009 he had a conversation with the older brother, the older boy, and that he noticed a change in his voice where he was becoming more extreme in terms of his religious views. i asked him what he attributed that to. take a listen at how he described that. >> i called one of the gentleman livin
that there is definite movement in the rear of that boat. >> reporter: 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev had eluded the manhunt until then. >> he is moving. we have movement in the boat. he just sat up. >> reporter: they exchanged fire. >> the hostage rescue team of the fbi made entry into the boat and removed the suspect. >> reporter: weakened by his injuries from a gun fight the night before, he was unable to put up much resistance. >> the second suspect was taken alive. this will ensure accountability for the victims and their families. >> reporter: the boston police announced their success with a victory tweet. captured. the hunt is over, the search is done. the terror is over, and justice has won. suspect in custody. tsarnaev was brought here to the beth israel medical center if boston. authorities say he's in serious but stable conditn. >> thank you, brian. meantime, thousands of federal and local law enforcement officers worked all week to solve the case. but in the end, a tip from the public is what did it. elizabeth vargas was in boston for that. the public has been part of it from the beg
. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is being treated at a boston hospital today still not well enough to be grilled by federal agents about the bombings and shootings that terrorized the city. >> serious but stable. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan b
is dzhokhar tsarnaev. we are going to join cnn coverage. >> david, patrick producer is also joining us. david, you were one of the first on scene reports we had of officers moving in with guns drawn. what are you seeing now from your vantage point? we're having problem hearing you on your cell phone. we'll try to get a better connection. call us back as soon as you can. you heard it, officers trying to get communication with the suspect. >> that's the way to go. get him to walk out. get him to walk out with his hands raised. they can get a visual on him to make sure he's not wearing any explosives. and hope they can get that to go and it'll be successful. >> there's been reports that his brother had explosives on him. have we confirmed that. >> the brother definitely had exprosieves from him. there was a trigger mechanism as well -- explosives from him. there was a trigger mechanism as well. >> do we know what kind of trigger mechanism. >> no, and that would be good to know because you can learn where it came from. >> there's some that automatically flip the circuit and it can detonate. you'v
with the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. what is his condition? have authorities been able to speak to him yet? >> the suspect is in serious but stable condition. the questioning will be done by a special team sent in by the f.b.i. as far as i know that has not happened yet. >> chris: is he able to speak? is he in a condition to speak? are they waiting for that? >> he is in condition to be interrogated at this point in time. he is progressing, though. and we're monitoring the situation carefully. >> chris: is there any evidence at this point that there were other people involved in this plot? foreign or domestic? and they may be planning more attacks? >> i can't get in too much but we are examining every possibility. we told people the at boston we feel they are safe at this point in time. we continue to say that. there may be other components that could lead to charges down the road. this is a very intensive and wide ranging inquiry. >> chris: did the two brothers from any indication you have plan more attacks? again i get to public safeties y aspect of this. is there a possibility there are
now, should dzhokhar tsarnaev be treated as a criminal, or treated under the miranda rule and read his rights and given a lawyer or treated as enmyth combatant with no such protections? >> i believe strongly the former. that is the only legal way to proceed. i do not believe under the military commission law that she is eligible for that. it would be unconstitutional to do that. one of the great things in america we come together at times of trial. i very much regret the fact that there are those that want to precipitate debate whether he's enemy combatant or whether he is a terrorist, murder, et cetera. federal law, we have had 435 terrorist convictions. under federal law. we had 100-plus arrests. maybe half a dozen under the military commission. this is clear to me that the course that can be taken, the high value interrogation group. they are skilled and they know how to do this. the miranda right can be read at a later time. he has reportedly been shot through the throat, he is incubated and he can't talk now. there is time to do the investigation, to make a clear assessment and mo
. >> chris: let's start with the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. what is his condition? have authorities been able to speak to him yet? >> the suspect is in serious but stable condition. the questioning will be done by a special team sent in by the f.b.i. as far as i know that has not happened yet. >> chris: is he able to speak? is he in a condition to speak? are they waiting for that? >> he is in condition to be interrogated at this point in time. he is progressing, though. and we're monitoring the situation carefully. >> chris: is there any evidence at this point that there were other people involved in this plot? foreign or domestic? and they may be planning more attacks? >> i can't get in too much but we are examining every possibility. we told people the at boston we feel they are safe at this point in time. we continue to say that. there may be other components that could lead to charges down the road. this is a very intensive and wide ranging inquiry. >> chris: did the two brothers from any indication you have plan more attacks? again i get to public safeties y aspect of this. is there a po
captured or killed. the entire country killed the commonwealth after suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev, was apprehended and what a sight it was when residents poured out of their homes to applaud law enforcement. suspect number 1, tamerlan tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day after a wild shootout. we've got jam packed hour today. adam housley is outside beth israel hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his r
. they're the ones who hunted down and arrested dzhokhar tsarnaev. while they celebrated at fenway, police cars lined the streets today to pay respects to the m.i.t. officer killed thursday night allegedly by his brother. sean collier's body was delivered by motorcade to wilmington, massachusetts. tonight, new information about tsarnaev, straight from the hospital where he is in serious condition. if this bombing suspect has anything to say, lit have to wait. officials are saying that the 19-year-old college student has injuries to his throat and for now cannot talk. he was finally surrounded and taken down in a neighborhood in watertown, just outside of boston. but he did not go quietly. brian todd has details for you. >> reporter: as he was cornered, he engaged police with gunfire. it went on for several minutes and police lobbed in flash bang percussions to stun him. in the end, authorities showed their determination to catch the suspect live. listen to officers negotiate with him as he's holed up inside a boat. >> reporter: we snaked through alleys and back lots to get to withi
to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i actually think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff howe is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people on twitter were going to give
and watertown, massachusetts. the sources say the 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev will be charged in the bombing. they realized the terror was not over after the shootout that killed his older brother on friday. >> based on the evidence explosive ordinance that was unexploded and the fire power they had they were going to aa tact other individuals -- attacked other individuals. >> reporter: investigators say he has serious injuries to his leg and neck and may have tried to kill himself. tsarnaev is being treated here and a team is ready to question him when his condition improves. >> investigators are combing through l lives. in 2011 the fbi questioned tamerlan about links to islam. the chairman to the house committee says he may have traveled overseas using an alias before the attack. >> that is where he probably got the final push to commit random acts of violence. >> reporter: on the first sunday since the attacks people gathered to pray. boston needs to keep the spirit of community alive. >> we must be people of reconciliation not revenge. >> reporter: hundreds attended other interface ga
guard. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the courtroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right. they said he can't speak because he has severe throat injuries. authorities hope he will be able to talk. they have so many questions. they want to know if anyone else was involved in the alleged attack, zach har -- dzhokhar and his brother orchestrated. he was found in a boat hiding in this yard. a row bat whose brought in to remove the tarp out of fear he was wearing an explosive fight. but he was likely injured from the gunfight the night before when his brother died. this morning agents are anxiously wait to go question the man that sparked the nearly week long manhunt that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosec
going house-to-house in boston, searching for dzhokhar tsarnaev. the second suspect in the bombing his uncle has spoken out, telling him it turn himself in now that his brother tamerlan is dead. eric shaw is in massachusets with the latest. >> reporter: if you lived in boston, chances are you got an e-mail extreme threat alert message, saying shelter in place, that is still in effect, not prevent employees from returning home, governor patrick saying if you go to work, they want you to go home, the city is basically paralyzed. severity is extreme, urgency they say is quote immediate, because dzhokhar tsarnaev is still on the loose. will get dark in boston, we may be back to what went on last night, that chase. and manhunt and gunfire. and ieds police say were thrown from his car he and his brother allegedly hijacked as they went from cambridge across river to watertown. police have been scouring houses in a 20 block area, searching basement, bedrooms and closets for any sign. police saying that there have been pursuing some leads. >> we're progressing through this neighborhood going do
, dzhokhar tsarnaev. a naturalized u.s. citizen, 19 years old, considered extremely dangerous. the hunt is focused, but not confined to a series of communities west of boston proper, including cambridge and watertown. 21 hours since the photo was first released, dzhokhar named on the loose. his older brother, his alleged co-conspirator in the bombing at the marathon died early this morning in a clash with police from which the younger brother escaped. according to one law enforcement source, actually driving over his brother's body. here is the brother's uncle in an emotional plea delivered late this morning. >> i say dzhokhar, if you're alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness. and the victims, from the injured and from those who left, ask for forgiveness from these people. >> we already obviously are learning a lot about these two suspects. we know that dzhokhar who is 19 years old, first came to the united states in 2002, he was 8 years old. his family, he came here on a tourist visa. we know with his mother and his -- at least with his mother. let's go back to the aunt now sp
. and the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev shot dead. his brother dzhokhar escaped on foot even as police shut down neighborhoods. just about an hour ago all hell broke loose again as a neighbor in watertown called police and said "i see blood on the shed in my backyard." police responded. you may have seen it live on shepard smith. cars from everywhere converged on the site. there is a boat in the backyard with canvas covering the boat. and that is where the suspect now lies, wounded, according to the authorities. once again, it's a very difficult situation because of all of the explosive components here. don't know what he has. you go in, boom! , everybody goes up. this is a mark of a terrorist. this is what these people do. so, let's go to watertown. let's take you back there where fox news correspondent mike tobin is standing by as well as fox news producer chris laible. anything you can add to what i just said. >> explosion may be a strong word i describe them as pops. what they remind me of is the israeli bomb disposal robot that when they find a suspicious package the robot would approa
that the community sort of begins to wrap its head around this, in so far as dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev were part of the communities in which they lived. one was a wrestler, one was a boxer. >> can you state it a little louder, please? >> i was saying how does the community begin to wrap its head around what has happened. given the fact that two of the suspects, dzhokah tsarnaev and his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, were very much part of the community in which they grew up. they went to local schools. one was competitive boxer, one was a wrestler. by all accounts they were you know, dzhokhar tsarnaev was seen as a nice guy, a shy guy in his high school. but liked. not an outcast by any means. you know how does a community begin to think of, begin to process something like this? >> well, it is what it is. you know people weren't, the fact that they are among us, humanity, some people who are, who are vicious and violent and morally deformed, we're aware of this. look at the people in texas are now experiencing the fact that you know, two prosecutors were murdered by a home-grown texan. people don't
." it is april 23rd. right to my first reads of the morning. >>> 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev who was shot in the head, neck, leg and hands according to newly released documents, has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in three deaths and more than 170 injuries. he's also been charged with malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. both charges carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. tsarnaev was read his miranda rights in a brief bedside session in the intensive care unit at boston's beth israel hospital. the appearance began when a magistrate judge asked a doctor whether he was alert saying you can rouse him. according to a transcript of the appearance, tsarnaev nodded for times to questions but spoke just one word. when asked can you afford a lawyer, he answered simply -- no. the government says it has photographic evidence placing tsarnaev and his brother at the scene of the bombings as well as physical evidence tying them to the attacks. in the complaint the fbi says that at 2:38 p.m. on the da
guys are brothers. the man at large is dzhokhar tsarna, tsarnaev and looking to confirm his origin. >> according to mike barnicle and "the boston globe" reporting one of the suspects has lived here for some time, receiving some sort of high school scholarship. >> yeah. the city of cambridge awards a scholarship $2,500 to cambridge high school seniors and others who want to pursue higher education. according to the globe, the man at large, the 19-year-old in the white hat, in 2011, so just two years ago, was the recipient of one of these scholarships. that indicates he has lived in the cambridge area for some time. >> another piece of information that we have picked up over the hours here is that at some time, any time now, the police in boston will be conducting a controlled detonation at the area of calm in charles gate. this is according to their twitter site. i guess if anybody in the area hears something, not to be upset by it because this is a controlled detonation probably, as pete williams was telling us, probably one of the explosives or grenades that were thrown out of the
tonight that dzhokhar tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother acted alone, they learned to build pressure cooker bombs over the internet, and were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. now, that early reporting may prove to be wrong. it may prove that the suspect retracts those statements later or maybe he's lying or he might be confused. but there is a small but significant cornerstone to build from that was not there before. we have left the realm of pure, complete speculation inside which would be frankly irresponsible to address questions of motives in the first place. in the case of dzhokhar tsarnaev even as we learn more about him and his life leading up to the bombing and what he is telling investigators, the question of why is intensely mysterious. if you spend some time on his twitter page as i did on the day it was first reported that he was a suspect, you'll find a teenager who mostly seems interested in stuff like weed, hip hop, girls, cars. it does not read like the twitter feed of someone who has completely devot
that dzhokhar tsarnaev, the one everybody is looking for, might be just a few blocks down here at an office complex. a security sensor had been -- had tipped off that there was, authorities, there was some intrusion that led everybody to think he was there. cars were zooming down here with screaming lights, and that turned out to be a wash. so i think that's just another reminder of how cautious we have to be until we know for sure where things stand. what we do know is he's on the loose. we do know -- we don't know -- there's no confidence that they know where he is and whether or not he has any accomplices. that may be an open question at this point. and probably the biggest open question of all is whether there are any more explosive devices, any ieds out there that he's left to maim and kill people that they don't know about. one was found in boston earlier today, and that may be the scariest singleknow, though, th police have been going door-to-door in this area all day. how far along do you think they are in securing the area? because as i understand it, at 12:30 when governor deval p
threat. >> let me ask you some particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in massachusetts, have to raise some concerns whether something was missed here. >> well, sure. there's a whole process here, and i think it was his brother, by the way, who was questioned by the fbi -- >> yes, forgive me, correct. >> a whole host of questions, david, that you have, that i have, more to the point that
is the surviving suspect here, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is in hospital. tamerlan born in kyrgystan, comes in 2002. he becomes a u.s. citizen, 9/11/2012. he was a wrestler, enrolled at the university of massachusetts-dartmouth. so many friends talking so positively about him. tamerlan, his older brother, does that travel. he comes later than his younger brother. he was mayrried, had a 3-year-od daughter. had a domestic violence incident. he dropped out of community colle college. he was a competitive boxer. people speaking very positively about him. but, chairman mike rogers, now we have more information about some evidence of him sort of dropping out of society, as it were, information after he comes back from foreign travel, postings on his youtube account and other social media indicating that he had exposure to jihadist elements whether that's connect canned to chechnya and the struggles there or otherwise. what do you know this morning and what do you want to know? >> it's important to understand why, in fact, the fbi interviewed him in the first place. so they had information from a foreign inte
the street. what they say they can see on the camera is the person identified as dzhokhar tsarnaev come into the view with his backpack on. he work his way into the crowd. he is talking on a cell phone. he appears to take the backpack off. then they say you can see the backpack at his feet in still photographs. then according to this video which the fbi has not released. this is merely a narrative description of it. the first bomb goes off. you can see everyone in the crowd that says except him. virtually everyone in the crowd look toward the first scene of the bombing. and he does not. he calmly waits, glances down eventually and then walks away about 10 to 13 seconds before the second bomb goes off which the fbi says he has just left on the ground. that's the first point. we learnt in the criminal complain, the most detailed description yet for the fbi. the key piece of video and photographs from all that material that they collected. the second point. they say both bombs in the marathon bombing were made from pressure cooker using a similar formula of low power explosive, bbs with ad
on the boston bombing case. the surviving subject, dzhokhar tsarnaev, remains hospitalized from bullet wounds but authorities say his condition has improved to fair today. authorities also tell nbc news that he has cooperated with them so far. he's told investigators that he and his brother acted alone in last week's bombings at the boston marathon, they had no contact with overseas terrorist groups. that's what he said. he said the brothers built the bomb with guidance from an online publication put out by the al qaeda off shoot in yemen called "inspire." it's written in english with instructions on how to build a bomb used last week. tsarnaev told authorities the motive for their attack has to do with their religious fervor, he and his brother, and anger over the united states' wars in afghanistan and iraq. meanwhile told we're seeing new images from that dramatic shooting in watertown at 1:00 a.m. friday morning. they come from an eyewitness whose apartment overlooked the fire fight. the brothers are seen there crouching behind a car. at least one of them seems to be firing. the car on the
tsarnaev is dead. suspect number two, dzhokhar tsnaraev, his younger brother, age 19, still unaccounted for. jennifer griffin is live with our national security view on this from our bureau in washington, d.c. we're told they have ties to chechnya. that they could be russian- born but chechnya according to their ethnicity. they spent some time there at least at a younger age, jennifer. what more do we have on that? >> reporter: that is really interesting. when i heard of the name of the younger one, the one with the white cap who is still on the loose, the name dzhokar was very familiar to me. the dzhokar dudivey first president of chechnya was killed. had a violent death by the russians when he used his satellite phone, two missiles came out of the sky and killed him. i remember being in lebanon at the time and remember when he was killed, he was killed in chechnya on april 21st, which of course is coming up this weekend, this sunday. that made me think if these two are chechen nationalists in some way, dzhokar dudiav, dzhokhar tsnaraev accused of planting the boston marathon bomb, that is
: the dead brother was tamerlan tsarnaev, 26-year-old. the brother on the run, dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> we had a term for these. they are called bomb chuckers. we have a real life no kidding bomb chucker on the loose. >> reporter: in and around boston, every day life ground to a halt. police departments made emergency calls to residents. >> stay indoors until further instructions. >> reporter: this is what watertown, massachusetts neighborhoods look like. police on the street. helicopters overhead. nearly a million people have been simply told to stay indoors. after an anxiety filled week, it's a day like nothing boston has ever experienced. kerry sanders juan on tv when the police told them to take cover. >> the officer said get down. >> reporter: the uncle pleaded with the brother. >> if you're alive, turnier self in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured. >> reporter: just as dusk was falling tonight, another break in the manhunt and for the second night in a row, a suburban boston neighborhood was on pins and needles, jarred by something that sure sounded like gunfi gun
details today about the suspects in the boston marathon bombing. ja h dzhokhar tsarnaev is listed in serious condition after he was taken into custody. the 19-year-old was found hiding in a boat parked outside a watertown home and there are new suspicions his older brother, who died in the shootout with police early friday morning, could have received terrorist training or support abroad. an official familiar with the matter tells nbc news that a foreign government has expressed concern back in 2011 that tamerlan tsarnaev could have ties to terrorism. the official says the fbi investigated but found no such links and reported the findings back to that foreign government. let's bring in msnbc analyst and former hostage negotiator james cavanagh. james, thanks for joining me again and great work yesterday through all of the mayhem, but i'm curious about the frequency with which we get a warning from a foreign government about someone who is here in our country that potentially has ties to terrorism. >> you know, that stuff does come in to federal agencies all the time really, alex.
. >> as you mentioned, justice department officials told cnn dzhokhar tsarnaev is facing federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. preliminary hearing could happen in the next 30 days. a lot hinges on when the suspect is well enough to speak. investigators are eager for him to talk so they can find out who planned the attack. tsarnaev will likely be appointed a federal public defender. for now, the justice department is invoking something known as a public safety exception. this rule is used to question terrorism suspects without reading them miranda rights. the rule was created to question terrorists about other potential threats. senator carl leven says so far there's no connection between the suspect and terrorist groups. leven said to hold him under these circumstances would be contrary to our laws and jeopardize our effort to prosecute him. during interviews before suspects are read their rights is often not admissible during the trial. the issue on miranda rights is further complicated because the u.s. is a u.s. citizen. many of the rules cannot be used on americans. live
, this at a residence that is believed to have been affiliated with the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, in the past, the fbi took three people, two males and a female, into custody for questioning friday evening, according to new bedford police. the residence searched by the private off-campus housing of three students. there have been questions throughout the day, i talked to chris lawrence about this, whether or not the suspect, dzhokhar, was actually living on the umass dartmouth campus or whether he was at this residence that was being searched throughout the day in cambridge. it doesn't seem like we really know one way or the other. >> we should be careful in the sense they have been taken in for questioning. they're going to retrace every step as they look through every e-mail, cell phone conversation, every place he's lived in recent years, friends, family members, they will question everybody. now we wait to see from the fbi, new bedford police saying they were taken in for questioning by the fbi. we'll see whether they are persons of interest or they are just trying to get inf
. another big news day. glad you are with us, i'm jenna lee is that i'm jon scott. dzhokhar tsarnaev cannot speak much due to his injuries. after due case of what is being reported as written interrogation investigate errings are saying they now think they know what drove tsarnaev and his brother allegedly to carry out the deadly bombings. the feds say religious tpef srer and not ties to foreign terror groups appears to be the motivation. the criminal complaint against tsarnaev lace out allegations against him and his brother who died in that violent shootout with police just days after the bombings. the teenage terror suspect is now charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, crimes that could carry the death penalty. molly line is live for us right now in boston. molly. >> reporter: jon the affidavit from a top fbi agent gives us an inside look at just what the investigators have as far as evidence is concerned in this case. they say that they have been looking at a video tape from the scene on boylston street that shows that the two suspects involved arrived on
with the latest on his condition. molly? >> good morning, guys. well, dzhokhar tsarnaev is inside under treatment and under heavy guard, as you mentioned. no word whether or not he can communicate. but outside fenway park yesterday afternoon, governor edward deveau saideval patrick y he can't communicate. he's stable. the f.b.i. telling us he is in serious condition. no word on exactly what his injuries are. but the a.t.f. told the "new york times" that he was shot in the neck and also in the leg. at least one of those injuries was analysis stained in that first gun battle that occurred in watertown, the gun exchange with the watertown police department. late last night, chief edward deveau of the watertown p.d. gave more information about what happened in the capture. we know that the suspect was able to climb out of that boat, where he had been hidin hiding. as he was climbing out, he was able to lift the shirt to show authorities there was no device strapped to his body. we know at least as of late when he was captured, he was able to move around some. and able to use his arms. that sort of th
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
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